2009 Cadillac DTS Owners Manual PDF | Page 37

Child Restraints
Older Children
Older children who have outgrown booster seats should
wear the vehicle?s safety belts.
The manufacturer?s instructions that come with the
booster seat, state the weight and height limitations for
that booster. Use a booster seat with a lap-shoulder
belt until the child passes the below ?t test:
? Sit all the way back on the seat. Do the knees bend
at the seat edge? If yes, continue. If no, return to
the booster seat.
? Buckle the lap-shoulder belt. Does the shoulder belt
rest on the shoulder? If yes, continue. If no, try
using the rear safety belt comfort guide. See ?Rear
Safety Belt Comfort Guides? under Lap-Shoulder
Belt on page 1-26 for more information. If the
shoulder belt still does not rest on the shoulder,
then return to the booster seat.
? Does the lap belt ?t low and snug on the hips,
touching the thighs? If yes, continue. If no, return to
the booster seat.
? Can proper safety belt ?t be maintained for length of
trip? If yes, continue. If no, return to the booster seat.
If you have the choice, a child should sit in a position
with a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional restraint a
shoulder belt can provide.
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Summary of Content

Child RestraintsOlder ChildrenOlder children who have outgrown booster seats shouldwear the vehicles safety belts.The manufacturers instructions that come with thebooster seat, state the weight and height limitations forthat booster. Use a booster seat with a lap-shoulderbelt until the child passes the below t test: Sit all the way back on the seat. Do the knees bendat the seat edge? If yes, continue. If no, return tothe booster seat. Buckle the lap-shoulder belt. Does the shoulder beltrest on the shoulder? If yes, continue. If no, tryusing the rear safety belt comfort guide. See RearSafety Belt Comfort Guides under Lap-ShoulderBelt on page 1-26 for more information. If theshoulder belt still does not rest on the shoulder,then return to the booster seat. Does the lap belt t low and snug on the hips,touching the thighs? If yes, continue. If no, return tothe booster seat. Can proper safety belt t be maintained for length oftrip? If yes, continue. If no, return to the booster seat.If you have the choice, a child should sit in a positionwith a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional restraint ashoulder belt can provide.1-33